Ashley Dull

Ashley Dull
Industry Experts Volunteer to Lead Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Programs, Bridging the Student Financial Literacy Gap

Bad Credit Expert

Ashley Dull is the editor-in-chief of BadCredit.org, where she oversees a team of finance experts and journalists who develop in-depth industry profiles and advice articles read by more than 15 million Americans. Her years of experience reporting on consumer credit scores and reports positions Ashley to make smart recommendations on ways to improve one’s credit and avoid predatory lending. She often serves as an expert source on financial topics for national media outlets, including CNN Money, MarketWatch, Money Matters, ABC News, Kiplinger, and NBC News. Connect with Ashley on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Latest Posts

(71) Total Posts to Date

Blog

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Industry Experts Volunteer to Lead Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Programs, Bridging the Student Financial Literacy Gap

CARE: Bridging the Student Financial Literacy Gap

In a Nutshell: The dearth of personal finance education in schools means younger generations aren’t learning the... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/25/18

Blog

15,691 views

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The American Herbal Products Association Sets Botanical Industry Standards to Ensure Quality and Consistency

AHPA Sets the Standard for Herbal Products and Practices

In a Nutshell: Today, more consumers are interested in products that are organic, sustainable, and ethically... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/23/18

Blog

25,434 views

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How NSF International Helps Brands Build Consumer Trust by Ensuring Product Safety Through Testing and Certification

NSF Helps Brands Build Consumer Trust by Ensuring Product Safety

In a Nutshell: Studies show that consumers consider a brand’s transparency about product safety and quality a... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/19/18

Blog

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UFCW Fights to Improve the Pay and Quality of Life for the Workers Who Bring Value to Retailers and Customers

UFCW Works for Retail Workers’ Pay and Quality of Life

In a Nutshell: The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union works daily to improve pay, benefits, and... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/9/18

Guide

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5 Types of Home Improvement Loans for Bad Credit

5 Types of Home Improvement Loans for Bad Credit

The common adage, “They just don’t build ’em like they used to,” is often used to bemoan the lower quality of newer... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 9/11/18

Blog

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<em>Debt Collection Answers</em> — The Essential Free Resource with Actionable, Expert Advice to End Debt Collector Harassment

Free eBook Provides Expert Advice to End Debt Collector Harassment

In a nutshell: Debt collection is the leading source of complaints reported to the CFPB, as many Americans struggle... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 8/16/18

Guide

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9 Best Low-Interest Loans for Bad Credit in [current_year]

9 Best Low-Interest Loans for Bad Credit

If you’re ever tempted to think that having poor credit isn’t something to worry about, then you likely haven’t... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 8/3/18

Guide

53,280 views

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12 Best Loans & Credit Cards for Derogatory Credit

12 Best Loans & Credit Cards for Derogatory Credit

Sometimes, you can get an idea about some words simply by how they sound. For example, even if you don’t know... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 7/17/18

Guide

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8 Best Online Cash Loans for Bad Credit in [current_year]

8 Best Online Cash Loans for Bad Credit

With many countries, like Sweden and China, implementing digital payments at an incredible rate, the death knell... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 7/11/18

Guide

70,210 views

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9 Best Subprime Loans for Bad Credit (Personal, Auto, Home)

9 Best Subprime Loans for Bad Credit

Some of the most commonly used jargon in consumer credit is that which describes products designed for consumers of... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 6/25/18

Guide

33,372 views

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6 Best Debt Consolidation Companies in [current_year]

6 Best Debt Consolidation Companies

When it comes to hiking up an incline, most of us won’t think twice about our ability to scale a small hill. But... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 6/18/18

Guide

69,105 views

7 min read

5 Tips for Finding Same-Day Loans for Bad Credit Online

5 Tips for Finding Same-Day Loans for Bad Credit

When it comes to selecting a restaurant, our pickiness tends to be proportional to our level of hunger. That’s... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 6/6/18

Blog

34,668 views

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LendUp: Loans and Credit Card Products that Can Help Borrowers Build Credit History for the Long Run

LendUp: Encouraging Responsible Borrowing Behavior

In a Nutshell: LendUp is a California-based provider of credit cards and loans. LendUp’s L and Arrow credit cards... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/24/18

Guide

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12 Best Subprime Credit Cards in [current_year]

12 Best Subprime Credit Cards

When looking for a great steak dinner, many meat lovers choose prime beef for its quality and flavor. Similarly,... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/15/18

Guide

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3 Best Bad-Credit Personal Loans (for $5,000 & Up)

Bad-Credit Personal Loans for $5,000 & Up

Although being rejected for a loan outright can be tough, being accepted for a loan that is simply too small to... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/3/18

Guide

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6 Best Mastercard Cards for Bad Credit in [current_year]

6 Best Mastercard Credit Cards for Bad Credit

People who are rebuilding bad credit tend to be limited in the number of cards they can obtain. That’s why choosing... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/25/18

Guide

55,783 views

7 min read

9 Best Long-Term Loans for Bad Credit (Online Installment Loans)

Best Long-Term Installment Loans for Bad Credit

When you only have a modest amount of money to set aside each week, it can take years to reach a large savings goal... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 4/19/18

Guide

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4 Best Personal Loans for Bad Credit (Not Payday Loans)

Best Non-Payday Personal Loans for Bad Credit

Some of life’s “emergencies” aren’t quite as pressing as we think. Your teenager won’t actually die without those... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/2/18

Guide

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How to Get a Repo Off Your Credit Report in [current_year]

How to Remove Repossessions from Your Credit

As bad as it can be to walk out of a restaurant or shopping mall to the alarming sight of your vehicle being towed... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 3/13/18

Guide

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How Long Do Late Payments Stay on Your Credit Report?

How Long Do Late Payments Stay on Your Credit Report?

Remembering can be hard. Whether it’s the location of your keys, an upcoming anniversary, or whether you’ve already... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 2/28/18

Guide

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8 Best Loans for Bad Credit with Online, Instant Decisions

Best Online Loans with Instant Decisions

Although the typical computer is nowhere near as fast as the world’s most powerful supercomputer, many everyday... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/7/18

Guide

65,538 views

9 min read

[current_year] Surge Credit Card Review: Good Financing for Bad Credit?

2018 Review of the Surge Mastercard®

In grade school, one of the worst conditions a kid could imagine contracting wasn’t a cold, or the flu, or even the... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 11/7/18

Guide

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6 Best Secured Credit Cards for Bad Credit ([current_year])

6 Best Secured Credit Cards

A common sitcom character is the nosy neighbor who frequently borrows things he or she can never seem to remember... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 10/26/18

Guide

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12 Best Gas Cards for Bad Credit [current_year]

12 Best Gas Cards for Bad Credit

Over the last 150 years, gasoline (and its cruder iterations) has gone from a somewhat-useful product, to one of... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 6/4/18

Guide

98,568 views

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3 Ways of Jewelry Financing for Bad Credit with No Down Payment

3 Ways to Finance Jewelry with Bad Credit

For nearly 25,000 years before the perfect diamond epitomized the height of adornment, humans have been using bits... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 5/7/18